"Donald, I've got the VP list. And Rubio will meet us at our rally at the Sacramento Jet Center."
"Good. Have you heard of any problems with our Supreme Court list?"
"Donald, it's been 100% positive."
"We have had zero pushback. That includes the tea party. Jenny Beth Martin called me to say they were pleasantly surprised by the list."
"And so the Tea Party is endorsing us?"
"No sir. However we took a big step forward."
"Paul, tell me about Condoleeza Rice."
"Dr. Rice is brilliant. She did a great job for Bush 43. Her name has come up as a 3rd party candidate. She was for Jeb and was his running-mate-to-be. She is a founder with Stephen Hadley at RiceHadley, an international consulting company. She is a fellow at the Hoover Institute. And most of all she loves teaching at Stanford, where she is the Denning Professor. It's a hell of a resume"
"and one more thing; she is a member at Augusta"
"Augusta Country Club? The Masters? There are only a few ladies."
"And she was the first, along with Darla Moore, who was the wife of Richard Rainwater."
'I want to meet Condoleeza."
"Done. We've met several times through my work with C and M."
"What do you think, Paul?"
"Pros: Brilliant. Knows Washington. Expert on International. Minority and Female and won't appear that we are pandering. Will take a lot of selling. Jonathan Levin could help."
"Cons: Not as strong as other candidates with Congressional relationships. Unproven with domestic policies. Carries around the Bush legacy like an anchor."
"Thanks. I want to meet with her during the California trips."
That's all for now.